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higher premiums because of obamacare's disastrous impacts. the american people don't need sorrow and pity. they deserve solutions, promoting jobs. in conclusion, god bless our troops and we will never forget september 11 and the global war on terrorism. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee seek recognition? mr. cohen: to ask unanimous consent -- the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from tennessee is recognized for one minute. mr. cohen: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today in support of the preemie act, the re-authorization, that will be under suspension later today. i'm grateful for the support of my tennessee senator, lamar alexander, who has brought this legislation in the senate, and i have co-sponsored the house version of it. i've sponsored the newborn act, reducing infant mortality rates around the country. this is important for our future. america unfortunately is way back on the countries on infant mortality and tennessee unfortunately is the leader in that situation where we have a trem
of the president is to take care that the laws be faithfully executed. if a law is bad, we change that law, we don't ignore it. as practical matter the president's announcement has no effect. since the law hasn't changed, the criminal and civil liability that a health insurer would incur for disowe cage it has not changed, either. the president has crewly given people false hope while severely damaging the fundamental concept that separates democracy from despotism, the rule of law. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair reminds members to refrain from making improper references to the president. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from california is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i stand in support of the wind power industry and production tax credit. the p.t.c. has been instrumental in helping to create jobs. the wind industry now supports 80,000 american jobs in 44 states. last week a bipartisan governors wind energy coalitio
rules don't give folks as much opportunity to express their views on the floor. it is going to be a closed rule on the lawsuit abuys reduction act, h.r. 2655, because for 11 days, mr. speaker, the rules committee solicited amendments from the entire body, asked anyone who had any ideas about how it is to improve this legislation, to submit those amendments so that we could consider them in the rules committee. over that period of 11 dis, -- days, mr. speaker, not one member of this body offered any ideas about how to improve this bill. we would have liked to have made amendments available and in order for this bill but none were submitted. so while we say this is a closed rule on the bill, it's only because no amendments were submitted to improve upon it. now, on h.r. 982, the fact act, mr. speaker, we had five amendments submitted. five amendments, all democrat amendments. one was withdrawn. so there are only four that were in order for our meeting last night. one was confessed actually just to try to eliminate the effectiveness of the bill altogether. and so we excluded th
are losing their doctors and too many americans don't have affordable health insurance because of the affordable care act. 3 1/2 million americans have seen their plans canceled, almost 300,000 in washington state alone. president obama promised the american people that if you liked your health care plan, you could keep it. not if he liked your plan you could keep it. let's support the legislation tomorrow. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from washington seek recognition? without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, madam speaker. today i rise to call on the house to pass the employment nondiscrimination act which passed the senate with bipartisan support. it's a bill with a simple premise. that people should be hired and fired and assessed based on their capabilities and job performance, not on prejudice. it would take the commonsense step of extending federal employment nondiscrimination protections to include sexual orientation and gender identity. i spent a decade wor
abroad, wounded veterans. greatear we missed a opportunity. it's my hope that we don't make the same mistake again. mr. secretary, this entire hearing strikes me as revisiting important fundamental issues that need to be asked and answered to reassure those of my constituents who have not heard yes yet. in your view, what is the response to critics who charge the sea rpd that would violate u.s. sovereignty, and the disabilities committee would be empowered under this treaty to dictate how the iron states treat people with disabilities here at home. sovereignty,ct to there is absolutely no ability whatsoever for any country or treatyity through this to gain any legal redress or to compel the u.s. to do anything. there is no oversight, there is a committee that works on issues. the most they can do is make a suggestion. there are 18 members elected on a global basis. they issue a report, but they cannot repel us to do -- compel us to do a thing. there is zero give up or loss of any sovereignty of the united states. we are deciding whether or not towant the rest of the world be importun
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